New Jersey Manifestation Exloding For Dream
Something big is happening this weekend for youth of undocumented immigrants. You don’t have be undocumented or an immigrant to get in on it! But if you are a member of either group, this is an event you won’t want to miss!
Originally, the Standing Up For A Dream Rally, or “manifestation” as it is referred to in Spanish, was designed to support the New Jersey Dream Act, a bill that would allow undocumented youth a chance at college and a way out of poverty. It models the New York Dream Act, and would allow youths to obtain a driver’s license, hence more motorists on the road would have insurance and be identifiable during police stops. The youths would also be able to access basic health care rather than depend upon expensive emergency room trips and there would be some access to student aid.
However, with the new Dream Act being introduced into the US Senate and supported by a variety of senators including Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill), the New Jersey event is becoming to place to be if you are fighting for basic civil rights this week end. If from out of state you can voice your views for a national law. If you are from the New Jersey area, why not join the local crew of the Action Dream Team (ADT) who are working hard at getting a law passed pending passage of federal legislation.
The rally will be held on the front steps of the New Jersey State House on Sunday, June 5th, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. The address is 125 West State Street, Trenton, NJ, 08608 It is not too late to pack your guitar and head over to the place where history will be made once again!
Diane Camacho, Luisa Martinez-Rojas, Dreamagent La are some of the sponsors of this event. You can contact them or the Action Drream Team who will get you to the place you need to go. It would be a mistake to assume this is only for children. We must, as a community under attact, be prepared to accept people of other races, and people who are older than the average Dream student. It is this mutual and massive participation which will make this event a huge success.Continued on the next page